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On the porch

July 9, 2016 Summer in southwest Minnesota has a different meaning for everyone, but most people this summer will consume ice cream, which is especially tasty on hot summer days. more »»

Make your remodeling dreams come true

July 9, 2016 You have the resources to turn your house into the dream home you’ve always wanted. Now what? Here are some tips to help you plan your remodel. Compile your wish list. more »»

Gen Xers must juggle both money and time

July 8, 2016 If you’re an older member of Generation X — that is, if you were born in the early- to-mid-1960s — you may have a lot of balls in the ai. more »»

A shining summer sangria

July 6, 2016 Viewed from a sunny vantage point of 575 feet above it, the river glistened. more »»

Perfect time for peaches

July 6, 2016 Whether you bought them at the grocery store, the produce stand or from the Fruit Club, we know that fresh peaches are in season and ripe for the picking. more »»

Summertime entertainment

July 6, 2016 During their summer break from the classroom, many youngsters are busily honing their math skills, boning up on geography and going over their phonics lessons. I am joshing, of course. more »»

‘The Silent Generation — the last ones’

July 5, 2016 The following memoirs was given to me by a friend to share — but the author is unknown. “Born in the 1930s and early ‘40s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the Silent Generation. more »»

Editor's column Oh, Canada? Oh, that’s not good

July 2, 2016 Ahhh, the Fourth of July. A day off from work. Grilling on the deck. Fishing on the lake. Gathering with friends at the campground. Anticipating the big fireworks finale on a muggy night. What a da. more »»

Some time in Wood Lake

July 2, 2016 As the summer seemingly goes by way too fast (well, in my opinion, it’s been going speedily), I’m grateful for the chance to get outside and enjoy things, especially when it involves the water. more »»

On the Porch…

July 2, 2016 The Lyon County Historical Society is a non-profit, member supported organization. more »»

A historical hospital …

July 2, 2016 Passersby may have noticed that some building work is underway at the home of Southwest Minnesota State University Professor Mark Goodenow located across the street from the Marshall Independen. more »»

How can you declare your financial independence?

July 1, 2016 Next week, we observe the 4th of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrat. more »»

Books and beyond

June 30, 2016 Library patron “Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence” was a good choice for a book to read as we get close to July 4. more »»

Watermelon — a picnic staple

June 29, 2016 The ultimate picnic weekend is coming up in a few days; for many, the Fourth of July includes grilled foods, favorite salads and of course, watermelon! Maybe because watermelon is so easy to bring,... more »»

No sushi, yet

June 29, 2016 I have eaten at most of the eating establishments in Marshall, fast-food, ethnic, franchise, banquet, smorgasbord, et. more »»

Golden shoes and Moscow Mules

June 29, 2016 I get a kick out of many of the people and things I’ve come across over the years. more »»

Book tourists

June 29, 2016 The “Dear County Agent Guy” book tour continues, which means that my wife and I have a valid excuse to behave like tourists. more »»

Prairie Schooner newspaper publisher

June 27, 2016 Joseph Clark Ervin was the pioneer newspaperman of Marshall, establishing the Prairie Schooner in August of 1873. Two years later he sold the paper to C.F. more »»

Social Security payments

June 27, 2016 Over half a million people who live outside the United States receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, widowers, and childre. more »»

Editor's column: Hey, Blue: well deserved

June 25, 2016 Music has Bob Dylan. Sports broadcasting has Vin Scull. more »»



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